Kalli Damschen

Bridget Minamore: Changing the World with Poetry

Bridget Minamore: Changing the World with Poetry

It’s long been said that the pen is mightier than the sword. Swords aren’t very common today, so perhaps now the pen is mightier than bombs and prejudice and discrimination. Bridget Minamore is a young poet who graduated from University College London last year with a degree in English literature. In 2013, she was shortlisted […]

 Kalli Damschen

How Technology Is Revolutionising the Arts

How Technology Is Revolutionising the Arts

In the last couple decades, technology has revolutionised the way we relate to the world. These changes extend to influence all aspects of life, from communication to entertainment and from education to employment, and the arts have been far from unaffected. New technologies have impacted how artists in every field make, share and fund their […]

 Kalli Damschen

You’re Invited to the First Student Wordsmith Awards Night!

You’re Invited to the First Student Wordsmith Awards Night!

The Student Wordsmith will be hosting its first Student Wordsmith Awards Night at 18:45 Saturday, 16 April 2016, at the Loughborough University Students’ Union in Loughborough, Leicestershire. The Student Wordsmith is an online writing and publishing presence for budding creatives. It was founded by Loughborough University student Sophie-Louise Hyde, who is currently pursuing her PhD […]

 Kalli Damschen

Bring Your World to the Stage with Playwriting Contests

Bring Your World to the Stage with Playwriting Contests

With the start of the new year approaching, there are many upcoming opportunities for new, young writers who want to hone their craft, connect with other playwrights and producers, or see their work performed on the stage. If you’ve been itching to write a play—or have already written one and are looking for a way […]

 Kalli Damschen

5 Cheap Writing Competitions to Enter This Winter

5 Cheap Writing Competitions to Enter This Winter

If you’re a new writer, writing competitions can be a great way to get your work read, interact with editors, increase your readership and even win prizes. The key to winning competitions is to submit regularly, but competitions often charge entry fees, which can make submitting to a wide variety of competitions quite expensive. Here […]

 Mary Babin

Zoella’s Popularity Zooms

Zoella’s Popularity Zooms

The 24-year-old fashionista, Zoe Elizabeth Sugg, has made quite the name for herself not only on YouTube, but now within the literary world. Zoella, as she calls herself on her blog, released her novel, Girl Online, on Tuesday, November 25th. After its release, the novel sold over 78,000 copies within its first week. Its outstanding […]

 Cassie Jones

Maricelis Galanes’ Life is a Work of Art

Nineteen-year-old Maricelis Galanes lives and breathes art. Every one of her hobbies expresses an art, and she puts her heart into everything she does. As an actress, singer, dancer, model, pianist, and writer, Galanes has a promising future and a heart of gold. In her hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico, she had a contract […]

 Nadia Rasheed

Just Like Hannah

Just Like Hannah

Nineteen year-old Hannah Morpeth, who describes herself as a ‘breakfast enthusiast’ is passionate about writing. Her work has been featured in Cuckoo Quarterly – a literary magazine by young writers – and she is a member of The Writing Squad – a programme that recruits young writers from different backgrounds and offers support over a […]

 Nadia Rasheed

The Pen of Katie Hale

The Pen of Katie Hale

Twenty-three year-old Katie Hale is a writer and poet with more than a few ideas to spare. I spoke to her about the guerrilla poetry organisation [insert text here] – which she founded – as well as the exciting journey she’s been on since she was introduced to the works of Carol Ann Duffy How did your […]

 Nadia Rasheed

Afshan’s Plans to Take Over the World

Afshan’s Plans to Take Over the World

Twenty one year-old Afshan Lodhi describes herself as a writer, poet and creative artist. If Afshan were a musician I feel like she’d have quite an impressive set list; she’s already the Deputy Director of Publishing at Dog Horn Publishing, has worked on the National Black and Asian Writers Conference and has received awards for Community Cohesion […]